University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John W. Hill Papers, 1861-1866



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hill, John W.
Creator: Hill, Bob
Title: Hill, John W., papers
Dates: 1861-1866
Abstract: Primarily comprised of original and transcribed correspondence of John W. and Bob Hill to their sister Mary Scott Hill, the John W. Hill Papers, 1861-1866, document the Hill brothers’ experiences during and immediately following the Civil War.
Accession No.: 1922; 95-266
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John W. Hill was a sergeant in Company D of the 8th Texas Cavalry (better known as Terry’s Texas Rangers) in the Confederate Army. His brother Bob also fought for the Confederate Army.


Scope and Contents

Primarily comprised of original and transcribed correspondence of John W. and Bob Hill to their sister Mary Scott Hill, the John W. Hill Papers, 1861-1866, document the Hill brothers’ experiences during and immediately following the Civil War. The letters describe camp life, illnesses, deaths, battles, as well as troop movements in Kentucky, Texas, Tennessee, and other southern states. Correspondence also includes letters from and to other family members, including T. A. Hill, D. O. Hill, and Mrs. M. E. Brook.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hill, John W. -- Archives.
Hill, Bob -- Archives.
Hill, Mary Scott.
Hill family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 8th.
Places
Southern States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John W. Hill Papers, 1861-1866, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Andy Damico, August 1996.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E232 Correspondence, 1861-1866
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2R37 Correspondence, 1861-1866